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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 04, 2013, 03:23:56 AM »
Pretty much what I expected really. Not wanting, but expecting. Keep saving my pennies until they have something I like.  ;)

Yesss.....the D400.......  ;D

True. But it is disappointing that every other manufacturer build more "fitting" cameras then Canon does in these days. (My opinion on this theme)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 04, 2013, 03:20:34 AM »
I heared from some nature photographers that the NikonD400 will be released in the same time (Rumors!). Maybe Canon will try to meet its specs. 24 MP, good iso performance, 9fps,...
They have to hurry on. I would be disappointed, if DR and an high Iso quality will not be much better then my current 7D or 60D

My local dealer told me that the announced 70D will be shipped in the end of september :-(  A long time from announcement.
Maybe the 7D2 will be announced in the winter and sold in summer.... To keep some of us from converting to Nikon....

By the way:
I will see. I own 15 Canon mount lenses. But if Canon will always be third in my favour disciplines, a switch will be possible. Sigma and maybe another lens-maker will offer an mount converion. Maybe my third body will be an Nikon for Landscape with some Sigma lenses...


Found on dpreview:


"Sigma has announced a 'Mount Conversion Service' for any of its recent 'Global Vision' lenses - a paid-for service designed to reduce the uncertainty of changing camera systems. The company says it will charge between $80 and $250, plus shipping costs, depending on the specific lens. The Global Vision range currently includes seven lenses - from the huge 120-30mm F2.8 DG OS Sport for full-frame DSLRs, down to the 19mm F2.8 DN Art for Micro Four Thirds. The company has also extended the warranties on all new products to four years."

I'm sure Canon and Nikon are worried about this trend. I just hope they respond by producing better and more affordable products, instead of just trying to cripple the third party products.

I hope they stop the trend of Nikon/Canon to produce high-end lenses with astronomical price tags.


Great idea. I phoned Sigma. They said, the monetary amount for shipping & doing the service to an certified service center will not exceed 80-100€. Like changing the chip for the old 150-500....
Worth the money, if you own an expensive lens and switch to Nikon or Canon....

" Canon sold 19% fewer digital cameras worldwide in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the same period last year – with demand for interchangeable-lens cameras falling 4%. However, Canon’s global imaging division sales revenue climbed 4.4% and the firm says it held the number-one spot for photo and video in the UK for the first half of 2013.
Canon 5D MKIII front   

Sales of Canon compact cameras fell 26% worldwide from April-June 2013 in volume terms (year-on-year) but demand for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs continued to grow and the EOS 700D ‘proved popular' in Japan over the three months.

‘As for digital compact cameras, sales volume declined from the previous year due to the market slowdown and increasing popularity of smartphones,' states Canon.

The firm says this was ‘despite efforts to increase sales through the introduction of new products such as the PowerShot SX280 HS – equipped with a high-magnification zoom lens that exceeds the capabilities of lenses offered by smartphones'.

Total camera sales revenue rose 0.8%, while Canon's inkjet printer sales jumped 17.3% despite a 3% drop in units sold.

On the future of its camera business, Canon points to a ‘sense of a slowdown in China and Europe', adding that its future priority will be on ‘profitability'.

Operating profit at Canon's Imaging System Business Unit fell 17.5% for the first six months of 2013, compared to a year earlier.

In a statement accompanying its latest business results, the company adds: ‘Demand for interchangeable-lens digital cameras is expected to continue growing, owing to an expanded user base in developed countries along with market growth in emerging countries.'

In the UK, meanwhile, Canon reports that it came top in photo and video sales for the six months to June, in both volume and value terms, and was also 'number one' in compact cameras.

According to figures Canon says it received from market analysts GfK – which GfK would not confirm when approached by AP yesterday – Canon led the market in digital interchangeable-lens cameras and compacts for the month of June.

Separately, news agency Reuters reports that Canon has cut its interchangeable-lens camera sales target to 9 million, from 9.2 million previously. However, Canon UK was not able to confirm this to AP."

from: http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/photo-news/539870/canon-uk-boasts-number-one-spot-but-demand-dips-worldwide

Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for Lens & Camera hood Eos 7D
« on: July 26, 2013, 08:45:41 AM »
LensCoat BodyBag Pro with Lens

Lenscoat has no www site anymore...
But I will try to get it in Europe.

Software & Accessories / Looking for Lens & Camera hood Eos 7D
« on: July 26, 2013, 04:10:17 AM »
I am looking for an soft case where my 7D + grip and an wideangle lens fits inside to carry in an normal backpack.
Should be not to big as I do not have much room for it, maybe a case out of neopren or something like that.

Can someone give me some advice?

Software & Accessories / Re: Macro gear suggestions for 5DIII?
« on: July 26, 2013, 04:01:02 AM »
Flashholder: (I use it for more then 10 years now, originally with the  old Novoflex flash system)

microadjustment-focusing-slider for MPE-65 (great lens! but difficult to use without tripod and slider

Lens for macro: Canon 2.8 100L IS is very good. Cheaper (without IS) and still very good IQ: Sigma EX 70mm DG 2.8 (500€)
My wife has the Tamron 90mm SP DI VC Macro 2.8 that is a little bit more expensive and in my opinion the AF is not as fast as the Canon 100L IS

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Dpreview tested the 100D
« on: July 26, 2013, 03:29:02 AM »

Tried the 100D in the shop as an alternatieve body for hiking. But I was not satisfied by the IQ. I was disappointed about Digic 5 (I thought the IQ will be better than the IQ of my old 60D and 7D...

Dpreview tested it.

EOS Bodies / Re: An Update on the 75+mp Camera in the Wild
« on: July 25, 2013, 06:44:50 PM »
Would be interresting which lenses meet this resolution at an high image quality.
In Spring I visited an collegue, who works for an big optical glass producing company in Germany and I was able to look at some - non confidental - production processes.
He is specialized in the production of special glass for astronomical lenses. Maybe for some military products too...
He told me that it would only make sense, if they use more highend glass for highly priced lenses to minimize CA and other optical problems. But then one lens would cost 2-5 times the price of an existing lens.

This could be an crux too. If this is neccessary, the expensive lenses will get astronomically high priced and the normal enthusiast will be only able to buy mid-ranged lenses (where Canon will not put all its efforts in developing an extraordinary IQ in an mid ranged lens)

EOS Bodies / Re: A Canon 44.7MP DSLR at the End of August? [CR1]
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:15:45 AM »
+1 on Canon  Rumors comment.....
Highly overpriced....

The second question should be: Which lens is able to meet this resolution and highlight the theoretical image quality?

Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 22, 2013, 01:00:00 AM »

2015-16 maybe. Not 2014 unless its some "leak" to keep people from upgrading to a Nikon

Possible, indeed! Maybe there is an special GPS and WIFI sensor inside who sends all the pics compressed to the US NSA....  8)

Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:56:34 AM »
Guess: 12000€ body only

And some new lenses made out of high-resolution glass to meet the Cams resolution.
24-70 2.8 III, 70-200 2.8 IV (doule the price...)

Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: July 17, 2013, 04:48:45 AM »

My tip:
1/1000-1/1250 for fast passing planes (see  vapor on high G´s). 1/800-1/1000 for slower flying planes. aperture: +1/3 to +1, spot metering. Iso Auto, high speed.
100-400 mm IS is good for fast single planes (or some lens that is better then that. Or 70-200 2.8 with 1.4x.
For flying teams an second body with an lens between 50-200mm to get them when they pass by.

You have to try it out....

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